2017 Student Organization Awards

In previous years, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Student Organization Awards were given out at the same time as the Leadership and Service Awards. This year, separate awards ceremonies were held, with VCU Student Government Association (VCU SGA) hosting the Student Organization Awards on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons Commonwealth Ballroom. The ceremony is considered to be the premiere awards at VCU for student organizations.

This year’s winners include:

Outstanding Student Organization Program
Active Minds at VCU

Student Organization of the Year
Active Minds at VCU

“I feel very honored to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put into this organization for the past two years,” Andrea Nguyen, senior psychology student and president of Active Minds and VCU, said.

Most Improved Student Organization
Collegiate DECA

Outstanding New Student Organization
Latinx Graduate Student Association

Advisor of the Year
LaDarius Thompson, Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association and MCV Campus Student Government Association

“Winning this award means that I have done my job as a practitioner. One of my main goals as an educator is that when I work with students on their holistic development, not only working with them on their organizational leadership but their individual leadership as well. To receive this honor lets me know that I am holding up my own mission and values, so for that I am very appreciative of the award,” LaDarius Thompson, SGA Advisor, said.

Outstanding Community Service Award

Outstanding Local Community Service
For The Children at VCU

Student Organization Advocacy Award
Muslim Student Association

“Most of the stuff we do is to help the Muslim community here on campus along with in the Richmond area… being able to advocate for Muslims, especially in the climate that we live in now, makes it mean alot to receive this award from SGA,” Mohammad Khan, senior chemistry student, said.

Diversity and Inclusion Award
S.A.V.E.S. (Students Advocating Violence Education and Support)

For more information regarding the Student Organization Awards, visit sga.vcu.edu.

For photographs from the Student Organization Awards, visit the USC&A Flickr.

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